Your Perks: 1) An exclusive dinner party in a undisclosed gallery space where you’ll drink 10 kinds of French wine and mingle with some real characters. 2) A secret hangover cure used by Jay Z and Gwyneth Paltrow. 3) 33% off a device that turns everyday things into speakers. Even beach balls.
Things to do for July 17, 2014
Nic Cage, Sriracha and Aerial Strippers
Anyone seen the weekend’s 67 giant snails?
Four Fine Courses of Pig
And lo, it was decreed: Fig chef Ray Garcia is Cochon 555’s newly crowned “King of Porc.” Tonight in his kingdom, you shall sup and make merry with four courses of pork belly chilaquiles, banana-braised pork shoulder and pork pound cake. And surely there’s a prince of wine around somewhere.
Esquivel Shoes at 80% Off. Whoa.
With the Emmy parties and the Oscar-bait premiere of Ninja Turtles coming up, you’re gonna need some new wingtips. Time to hit George Esquivel’s hidden little alley bungalow, which has some handmade leather beauties going for up to 80% off. So, 0.000001% of the Ninja Turtles budget.
An Arty, Crazy Tribute to Nic Cage
What you’ll find at LACMA Saturday: Expensive things you can’t touch.
What you’ll find at a random Downtown loft Saturday: Mountains of Nicolas Cage fan art, people in Cage masks and a full bar.
Which sounds better: Sorry, LACMA.
Above Dinner, an Overhead Strip Show
If you’re the type who enjoys seeing a full company of masked, semi-naked ballerinas do insanely acrobatic things on poles while you dine in bed, then you’ll want to see Seven, the new burlesque show at Supperclub. If you’re not, try... everywhere else.
A Four-Course Sriracha Dinner Is Here
Fact: sriracha improves dinner by fourfold. So math-law dictates that a four-course sriracha dinner with Thai bruschetta and upside-down sriracha pineapple cake is four times better than regular dinner. Or 16? Answers come Monday at Mohawk Bend, and it’s technically part of a veggie-cookbook signing, so you know. Still: sriracha.